Judas Priest Battle Cry on 180g 2LP + Download
New Live Album Recorded in August 2015 at Germany's Wacken Festival While on the Redeemer of Souls Tour!
Judas Priest's tour in support of their seventeenth studio album overall, Redeemer Of Souls, was one of the most extensive of the group's entire career - consisting of 130 shows in 33 countries, and offering a setlist that touched upon selections from nearly all of their classic albums...and now, fans can relive the ultimate live Priest experience once more, with the release of the new live album Battle Cry.
Recorded live on August 1, 2015 at Germany's infamous Wacken Festival in front of an audience of 85,000 screaming metal maniacs, Battle Cry is presented here as a 15-track 180g 2LP-set. What makes the show's track listing so appealing is it balances new classics ("Dragonaut," "Halls Of Valhalla," "Redeemer Of Souls") along with head-banging classics ("Metal Gods," "Electric Eye," "You've Got Another Thing Coming"), as well as key album tracks from yesteryear ("Devil's Child," "Beyond The Realms of Death," "Jawbreaker").
Originally formed during the early '70s in Birmingham, England, Judas Priest is responsible for offering metal fans worldwide some of the genre's most influential and landmark albums (1980's British Steel, 1982's Screaming For Vengeance, 1990's Painkiller etc.), while helping spread metal music to audiences not normally associated with the genre and helping popularize the now instantly recognizable "denim and leather" look.
For decades, Judas Priest has been one of the greatest live bands in the entire heavy metal genre. And as evidenced by Battle Cry, the band is rocking harder and more ferociously than ever.